National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
South Charleston, WV
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Ave
South Charleston, WV 25303
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Our first event was located on a downtown street next to the South Charleston Public Library. The event ran smoothly from 10 to 1. The library and the city were very accommodating to our event. We set up with with a couple canopies, a WVEAA banner we've used at other events, and some chairs. We had a cooler of water bottles on ice as refreshments, although no one picked up any during the event. Probably about half the folks that stopped by know about the event ahead of time, from either an article in the regional newspaper, or from social media. All the drivers stayed busy chatting with visitors the entire time. A couple of drivers gave rides to folks.

There seemed to be a lot more interest in the BEVs than the hybrids. Especially the shiny new Bolt EV and the Teslas. Folks really enjoyed their rides. A couple folks came specifically to look and ride in different models because they are going to purchase an EV.

This was our first event and we will do better next year.

photo by: Larry Harris
From left to right: Unknown passerby who didn't sign guest book Perry Knopp - chemical plant operator Marty Weirick - chemical engineer Thorton Cooper - lawyer Frederick Walker - surgeon Car on left - 2017 Bolt EV - owned by Frederick Walker Car on right - 2011 Chevy Volt - owned by Marty Weirick

Event Description


Join us in South Charleston for Drive Electric Week

Come check out the latest and greatest in EV technology and hear from drivers about how much we love to drive electric, how much more fun, cheaper they are to maintain, and more!

Click the blue register button at the top of this page for a chance to win a $250 gift card, too!

This event will also be a chance to celebrate the four new Level 2 charging stations recently install in downtown South Charleston.  Come by and check out the new J-plugs.  All are within walking distance of the Drive Electric Week event.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 6 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Tesla Model S 1
3 Models 4

Registered attendees report 144,500 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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